If you like doing your own diagnostics & turning your own wrenches, a good quality ELM scan tool & FORScan diagnostic software (that's tweaked for our Fords), running on the viewing device of our choice is a very good tool to have in our electronic toolbox, as it can access all of the vehicle computer/controllers for trouble code clues, or put up their live PID's in various forms for us to monitor.
Vendor BAFX a gets thumbs up on this & the FTE forum, for customer service with any operational questions, item problems, etc, so before purchase consider giving their customer service folks a call, tell them what equipt viewing device/s you want to use the ELM with & they can usually tell you if there is any compatibility problems.
They've been standing behind their products, so will be there if problems arise. This running support costs them some money, so their ELM may not be the lowest cost, but they do warranty it to work & have been around for some time & have backed up the warranty with replacements even though they didn't have too!!!
Some thoughts for consideration, let us know how it goes.
94 Taurus GL 3.8L PEP204A
99 Ranger XLT 4dr 4.0L 5spd Auto
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